Not A Creature Was Stirring

December 24, 2010

…Not even a mouse

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But I was!

Guess who got up and enthusiastically went to the gym this morning!! I like to squeeze in one last cross train and weights session before I go on trips when I’ll likely being doing lots of pounding runs or days off. Today I took advantage of a bit of morning time and headed off into the sunrise.

In my automobile, I might add. It was SO MUCH EASIER to go to the gym in my car and down coat than ride my bike. Bikes are reserved for mid-day workouts.

The gym was rather empty, so I had a great workout. No wait for the Stairmaster, where I spent 30 sweaty minutes. And then I got my weight on with the heaviest 15 pounders I could find ;)

Back home to Double Banana Whipped Oatmeal!

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The Mix

  • 1/3 cup oats, milk, water
  • 1 whole banana (usin’ em up!)
  • Flax, vanilla, salt
  • Salted pecans
  • Coconut
  • Christmas clove jam
  • Brazil nut butter

So good!!

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Have a holly jolly Christmas!

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1 Jil @ Big, City, Lil Kitchen December 24, 2010 at 9:45 am

Have a fab Christmas, Kath! Props to you for a gym sesh!!

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2 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey December 24, 2010 at 9:52 am

Happy Christmas Eve to you two!
Busy, busy day for me… I have already been out in the craziness to pick up one last minute thing, and now it’s cleaning and baking time!

~

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3 grocery goddess jen December 24, 2010 at 9:53 am

I got up and worked out first thing, too :)

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4 Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks December 24, 2010 at 9:54 am

Merry Christmas, Kath!

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5 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 24, 2010 at 9:55 am

Always feels great to start out with a gym session! Have a great Christmas Eve!

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6 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 24, 2010 at 10:01 am

I’m impressed! I’ve been trying to convince myself to go for a run before the baking resumes… it’s soooo cold though!

Clove jam sounds great. I bet that would be good in thumbprint cookies, too.

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7 Andy December 24, 2010 at 10:07 am

I made eggnog oats this a.m. It was just okay – may have been better if I had added a little extra nutmeg… On the up side – I used up the last of the nog! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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8 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter December 24, 2010 at 10:09 am

I agree that is is so much easier working out when nobody is there. Its a lot less frustrating too! I like working out early in the morning so that I can get the ellipticals with the TVs on it so I can watch the Today Show.

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9 kelly December 24, 2010 at 10:10 am

Merry Christmas!

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10 Krystina December 24, 2010 at 10:11 am

Merry Christmas Eve!!!

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11 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 24, 2010 at 10:18 am

I love getting to the gym before trips or before you know you’re gonna be sitting in your car, an airplane, or airport..for ages. Good call on that one!

Merry Xmas, Kath!

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12 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 24, 2010 at 10:18 am

Awesome job on the workout this morning! I started my day with one as well, and now am off to tackle the highway and travel to see my family. I hope you have a fabulous day Kath, and Merry Christmas to you and the rest of your family!

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13 stacey-healthylife December 24, 2010 at 10:19 am

Have a good Christmas Eve.

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14 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 24, 2010 at 10:21 am

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve! :)

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15 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 24, 2010 at 10:22 am

I’m trying to drag my butt to the gym right now! Merry Christmas eve :)

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16 Courtney (Pancakes and Postcards) December 24, 2010 at 10:28 am

you’re motivating me to get my butt off to the gym… except i never went to sleep last night! damn jetlag. we’ll see :)

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17 Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate December 24, 2010 at 10:30 am

I was up early this morning too! But sadly not for the gym–I had to do some last minute baking!
Happy Holidays! :D

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18 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 24, 2010 at 10:39 am

Have a safe trip, Kath!! Merry Christmas!!!! :mrgreen:

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19 Ann @ Day by Day December 24, 2010 at 11:01 am

It’s been a productive day for you already! It’s so nice to get one good workout before a trip. I’m the earliest riser in my house, so I think tomorrow morning I may take an early Christmas run or walk. Merry Christmas Eve!

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20 Natalia - a side of simple December 24, 2010 at 11:02 am

…it’s the best time of the year! Merry Christmas to you too, Kath!

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21 Ilana December 24, 2010 at 11:06 am

Merry, merry Kath and Matt!

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22 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 24, 2010 at 11:11 am

I did the weights thang this morning too. I’m gonna be sore on Christmas, but that’s just an even better excuse to take the day off from exercise :) Merry Christmas Eve!

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23 Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 24, 2010 at 11:23 am

I always try to squeeze in workouts before traveling, too. It’s a nice way to set everything off right. :)

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24 Christin@purplebirdblog December 24, 2010 at 11:34 am

Merry Christmas, Kath!

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25 Sheila December 24, 2010 at 11:42 am

Hey Kath, for resistance training workouts you should check out the Valslide (http://www.valslide.com). They are like mini-slideboards and are used for circuit training. I take them with me when I travel for workouts in small spaces, and I do take them to the gym as well. Just an idea if you are looking for something other than a pounding run. :-)

Merry Christmas!

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26 Thealogian December 24, 2010 at 11:44 am

15lbs weights! Dude, you are awesome. I use 5lbs or sometimes 8lbs. I know that the smiley face was supposed to imply “I’m kinda a wimp” but seriously, regularly using 15lbs free-weights is a real accomplishment (especially for the petite).

Merry Christmas and Safe Travels….oh, and peace on earth….and happy birthday baby Jesus.

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27 Food & Other Things December 24, 2010 at 11:47 am

The first picture is so pretty! Happy Holidays!

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28 Susan December 24, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Glad you tried the OPI polish and liked it! I’ve discovered I also like the Sally Hansen Xtreme polishes. They also have a nice wide brush, go on easy and dry fast. That’s what I’m wearing now and I’m really surprised I haven’t had any chipping. A benefit of having some time off work, I think. I’ve also been putting a clear top coat on every other day and I think that helps.

Have you head of Dave Carter from GH? Apparently, he was in a cookie bake-off at my gym.

I should go to the gym, but I think I’m going to go to Ulta and use my 20% off coupon on more nail polish. :)

Happy Holidays!

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29 Alicia December 24, 2010 at 12:26 pm

That oatmeal looks so yummy! Love coconut and banana together!

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30 Michele @ Healthy Cultivations December 24, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Happy Christmas Eve!!!!

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31 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun December 24, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too! And I always love hitting up the gym on Christmas Eve morning. I actually thought about how its weird not to be going this morning, since I can’t workout the last bit of this pregnancy.

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32 Christine (The Raw Project) December 24, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I’m heading to the gym now! Merry Christmas!

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33 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 24, 2010 at 1:33 pm

I managed to get to the gym this morning too. It felt good to get energized for the crazy day ahead of me!

Merry Christmas!

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34 carlee December 24, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Good lookin’ bowl of oats you got there!
Give me the bananas I’ll use two! JK I love the flavor of bananas in my oats though!
Merry Christmas eve!

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35 Justeen @ Blissful Baking December 24, 2010 at 2:06 pm

what a scrumptious looking bowl of oatmeal! i made oatmeal this morning using your whipped method, but i subbed roasted korean sweet potato for banana. delicious!

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36 Sarah December 24, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Merry Christmas! I love your bowl, I have a few of them myself

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37 Allie December 24, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Merry Christmas!!

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38 Lorin December 24, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I got up and ran today and it defintely felt good because I know I won’t be exercising tommorow or the next day. It’s not a big deal though, I rather enjoy the holidays than force myself to go out and run. I love running though, but sometimes you rather just sit inside and talk with family.

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39 Hannah December 24, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Merry Christmas!! (It’s already Christmas in Australia, you see. We’re in the future! :P)

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